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Beautiful converted barn, family friendly, suitable for limited mobility

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This beautiful, bright, converted stone barn has a large, fully fitted kitchen area with table and chairs for up to 8 people, with exposed beams and an exposed stone wall. The sitting area is fully equipped with sofas (including one bed settee), and armchairs, TV with French and UK free to air programmes, DVD , a bookcase with books and lots of toys and games, for young and old!

The downstairs double bedroom and shower room are suitable for people with limited mobility (not wheelchair users). The bedroom can also accommodate a cot if required.

Upstairs there is another double bedroom, a twin bedroom that can accommodate a cot or a third single bed if required, and a bathroom with a bath.

There is everything you need to enjoy your holiday, as a couple, a group of friends, or as a family. We supply towels, beach towels and bed linen as standard. There is free wifi. The house is fully equipped with everything you need for travelling with babies or young children (high chair, cot, steriliser, stair gates etc.).

Outside is your own, gated garden area with BBQ. There are also extensive gardens around the property, with a boules court, table tennis table, paddling pools, swings and a wendy house for the little ones. You can play games of hide and seek in the 7 acres of gardens, go bird spotting, enjoy a gentle walk through the wooded areas or just chill out in a sun lounger while the little ones enjoy the bouncy castle.

More Details

Janette Payne
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2018

Why Janette Payne chose Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin

This property is a very special mix of old and new, wild and tidy. You never know what might be round the next corner of the garden - perhaps a glimpse of a hare before it dashes away to safety, a deer in the next vineyard seen through the hedge, or the woodpecker diligently tapping on its tree. Or you can relax around the swimming pool or the wendy house, enjoying the sunshine and the butterflies.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin around the Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Built in wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps, mirror
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Wardrobe. Can accommodate another bed or cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Wardrobe, dressing table with mirror, hairdryer, chair.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful converted barn, family friendly, suitable for limited mobility
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent just over a week here in June 2018. The gite was perfect for us (4 adults, 1 six month old baby and 2 labradors). There were so many toys for the little one to play with and lots of lovely games and puzzles for the adults. The gite was very clean and beautifully decorated. They have everything a family could possibly need. It was wonderfully quiet and we weren’t disturbed at all by the other families there. Overall a perfect first holiday for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Rural Gite In A quiet Settlement

  • 5 of 5

We found the gite to have a spacious homely feeling. Everything was as described so we settled in very easily. The added attraction of open beams and stone wall in the kitchen /dining area was a lovely feature. The lounge area was comfortable and relaxing and had a light airy feeling from the very large feature window. The bedroom was comfortable and warm. Our visit being in the winter required a warm accommodation and this we had. Everything was there to cater for a larger family but there was only the two of us so we had all that we needed. We found the village of Phiolin without any difficulty and there was plenty of parking at the gite.

The nearby town of Saint was well worth a visit with its Roman relics and amphitheatre.

A restaurant that we found and enjoyed in the nearby town of St Genis de Saintonge was the Crêperie-Saint Louis.

Our main interest on the holiday was bird watching and this proved to be a very successful area for this along the Gironde (also in the gite garden)

We have and will continue to recommend this gite to friends. The garden is very big and ideal for any children to play in and explore.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again one day.
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Très bonne adresse

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans un lieu charmant! Le parc est très agréable, les enfants ont adoré les nombreuses cachettes, les vélos et le ping-pong. Le gîte est très bien agencé. Mme Payne est à notre écoute. La situation est idéale pour rayonner dans la région que ce soit en Charentes-Maritimes ou en Gironde.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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week end pluvieux mais agréable.

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passés un week-end sous la pluie mais dans un logement bien équipé et propre. Les propriétaires nous ont accueillis avec une bouteille et un cake maison "excellent". Mme Payne a été à notre écoute pendant ce séjour, nous la remercions.

Nous avons passé un très agréable moment.



  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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calme et reposant

  • 4 of 5

nous avons apprécie le logement propre et bien équipé

les enfants ont adoré le parc

félicitation aux propriétaires pour l entretien merci a vous

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis très contente que la maison vous a plait et j'espère que vous y êtes passés un bon séjour
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Beau séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été reçu dans une belle demeure , très bien aménagée , intérieure comme extérieure. Rien ne manquait . Nous avions à disposition un immense parc arboré et aménagé . A notre arrivée , un plateau de bienvenue avec quelques gourmandises et du vin , nous attendait . Je tiens à souligner la gentillesse de la propriétaire des lieux .

Je recommande vivement cet endroit charmant et paisible

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci. Je suis contente que vous avez passé un bon séjour
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Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Bordeaux or La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
520 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
St Genis de Saintonge
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

If you are interested in history, the area is full of Romanesque churches and lots of Roman remains.

The countryside is mainly flat and the roads are very quiet, so it's a great place to go cycling.

There are lots of well signposted walking paths within easy drive of the property, or you can simply choose to walk in the beautiful countryside that surrounds us.

The beaches at Meschers, St Georges de Didonne and Royan are beautiful - sandy and flat with plenty of things to do, like paragliding, boarding, yachting....


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer 2019
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2019
25 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £0.45 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

The price includes all bed linen and towels. Swimming towels will be provided on request.
Electricity, gas and water are included in fortnightly, weekly and shorter lets. Long terms lets are subject to negotiation.
The property is non-smoking.
Pets are allowed but we have a black labrador of our own (the world's friendliest dog!)
If you don't want to clean on your last day, a walk-out clean service is available for Eur50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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